The best prenatal vitamin available!
September 15, 2010
After reading the research on how much and what types of each vitamin a prenatal vitamin should have in it, I was then extremely frustrated to find absolutely nothing at the vitamin store or at any pharmacy that matched what I had read. It was like no vitamin maker had ever read the research on what to put in a prenatal vitamin, and to top it off most of them had toxins like food coloring in them! After a LONG, hard search, I finally found Pregnancy Plus, and it actually has in it what is supposed to be in a prenatal vitamin according to the latest research. My doctor did recommend taking an additional 200 mcg of folic acid in addition to this vitamin because he likes a pregnant woman to get 800 mcg (although practically everything you eat is fortified with folic acid too, so it's probably not necessary).
Pros:Has the right types of vitamins (beta carotene instead of vitamin A palmitate for example) in the right amounts
No toxic additives (colors, coatings, etc.)
No herbs (for some reason alot of prenatals have potentially harmful herbs added)
Small, pumpkin seed shape is easy to swallow
No strong vitaminy smell
Cons:Just that it took weeks of searching to find it